|Chinese name||周星馳 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||周星驰 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Zhōu Xīngchí (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Zau1 Sing1ci4 (Cantonese)|
22 June 1962|
British Hong Kong
|Other name(s)||星爺 (lit. Grandmaster Sing)|
Chow began his career as a temporary actor on television. He graduated from TVB's acting classes in 1982. Chow began to find some success with the children's programme 430 Space Shuttle. In 1987, Chow entered into the movie industry through the film Final Justice, which won him the Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Chow shot to stardom in The Final Combat (1989) and All for the Winner (1990). Fight Back to School (1991) became Hong Kong's top-grossing film of all time. In 1994, he began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love, which he co-directed with Lee Lik-Chi. In the later half of the 1990s, China began to warm to Stephen Chow movies. He became pop-culture phenomenon in China. In 2001 his film Shaolin Soccer grossed over US$50 million worldwide.
Chow won Best Director and Best Actor at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards, and the film went on to garner additional awards including a Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Picture and Best Director.
In 2004, his film Kung Fu Hustle grossed over US$106 million all over the world. Chow won Best Director at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and Best Picture of Imagine Film Festival and 20 international awards.
Chow's film CJ7 began filming in July 2006 in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo. In August 2007 the film was given the title CJ7, a play on China's successful Shenzhou manned space missions—Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. CJ7 became the highest-grossing film of all time in Malaysia.
In 2013, Chow's film Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons became the highest-grossing China film of all time. In 2016, he released a new film titled The Mermaid. It was released in China on 8 February 2016. Upon release, it broke numerous box office records such as the biggest opening day and the biggest single day gross through its seventh day of release and having the biggest opening week of all time in China.
On 19 February, it became the highest-grossing film of all time in China. The Mermaid released in Vietnam on 10 February 2016. On 14 March, it became the 3rd highest-grossing film of all time in Vietnam. On 31 March it became the 45th All Time Highest Grossing Movies International.
|1994||Love on Delivery|
|From Beijing with Love|
|1996||Forbidden City Cop|
|The God of Cookery|
|1999||King of Comedy|
|2004||Kung Fu Hustle|
|2013||Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons|
|Year||English Title||Chinese title||Role|
|1982||Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (TV series)||天龍八部|
|The Legend of Master So (TV series)||蘇乞兒|
|The Emissary (TV series)||獵鷹||Police cadet|
|1983||The Old Miao Myth (TV series)||老洞||Hong (阿康)|
|The Legend of the Condor Heroes (TV series)||射鵰英雄傳|
|1988||Final Justice||霹靂先鋒||Boy (credited as Stephen Chiau)|
|Faithfully Yours||最佳女婿||Puddin Lai|
|My Father's Son (1988 film)||鬥氣一族|
|He Who Chases After the Wind||捕風漢子|
|The Justice of Life (TV series)||他來自江湖|
|Dragon Fight||龍在天涯||Andy Yau|
|1989||The Final Combat (TV series)||蓋世豪俠||Duen Fei 段飛|
|Just Heroes||義膽群英||Jacky/Yuen Kei-hao|
|Thunder Cops II||流氓差婆|
|1990||Love Is Love||望夫成龍||Shi Jinshui|
|Lung Fung Restaurant||龍鳳茶樓||Rubbish Pool|
|Unmatchable Match, TheThe Unmatchable Match||风雨同路|
|Curry and Pepper||咖喱辣椒||Pepper (Chiu Man-keung)|
|Look Out, Officer!||師兄撞鬼||Sing|
|All for the Winner||賭聖|
|When Fortune Smiles||無敵幸運星|
|Legend of the Dragon||龍的傳人||Chow Siu-lung|
|1991||God of Gamblers II||賭俠||Cho Chung-sing|
|Top Bet, TheThe Top Bet||賭霸||Sing (cameo)|
|Fist of Fury 1991||新精武門1991||Lau Ching|
|Fight Back to School||逃學威龍||Star Chow/Chow Sing-Sing|
|God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai||賭俠2之上海灘賭聖||Cho Chung-sing|
|Magnificent Scoundrels, TheThe Magnificent Scoundrels||情聖||Romeo/Ching Sing|
|Banquet, TheThe Banquet||豪門夜宴||Himself|
|Tricky Brains||整蠱專家||Jing Koo/Man-yuk|
|1992||Fist of Fury 1991 II||漫畫威龍|
|All's Well, Ends Well||家有囍事||Seung Foon|
|Fight Back to School II||逃學威龍2||Chow Sing Sing|
|Justice, My Foot!||審死官||Sung Sai Kit|
|Royal Tramp||鹿鼎記||Wai Siu-bo|
|Royal Tramp II||鹿鼎記2神龍教|
|King of Beggars||武狀元蘇乞兒||So Chan/"Beggar So"|
|The Thief of Time||群星會|
|1993||Fight Back to School III||逃學威龍3之龍過雞年||Chow Sing Sing|
|Flirting Scholar||唐伯虎點秋香||Tong Pak-Fu|
|Mad Monk, TheThe Mad Monk||濟公||Ji Gong/Dragon-Fighter Lohan|
|1994||Love on Delivery||破壞之王||Ang Ho-kam|
|Hail the Judge||九品芝麻官||Judge Bao Sing/Pao Lung Sing|
|From Beijing with Love||國產凌凌漆||Ling-ling-chat|
|1995||A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box||西遊記第壹佰零壹回之月光寶盒||Monkey/Joker|
|Out of the Dark||回魂夜||Leo|
|Sixty Million Dollar Man||百變星君||Lee Chak-Sing|
|1996||Forbidden City Cop||大內密探零零發||Ling Ling-fat|
|The God of Cookery||食神||Stephen Chow|
|1997||All's Well, Ends Well 1997||97家有囍事||Lo Kung|
|Lawyer Lawyer||算死草||Chan Mong-Gut|
|1998||Lucky Guy, TheThe Lucky Guy||行運一條龍||Ho Kam Sui (Prince Egg-Tart)|
|Tricky Master, TheThe Tricky Master||千王之王2000||Master Wong|
|King of Comedy||喜劇之王||Wan Tin-sau|
|2001||Shaolin Soccer||少林足球||"Mighty Steel Leg" Sing|
|2004||Kung Fu Hustle||功夫||Sing|
|1996||The God of Cookery|
|2004||Kung Fu Hustle|
|2013||Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons|
|2017||Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2|
|Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
|Asia Pacific Film Festival
|Blue Ribbon Awards
|Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
|Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
|Golden Bauhinia Awards
|Golden Horse Awards|
|Hong Kong Film Awards|
|Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
|Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
|Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
|Utah Film Critics Association Awards
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
|Golden Globe Award
Chow often casts relatively new young actresses to play opposite him, especially as romantic leads, and many of these actresses have gone on to have successful film or music careers of their own. These actresses are collectively called the "Sing girls", and include Karen Mok, Sharla Cheung, Athena Chu, Michelle Reis, Christy Chung, Gigi Leung, Cecilia Cheung, Huang Shengyi, Zhang Yuqi and Xu Jiao.
Martial arts experience
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